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While Gerry Nutter is taking the cautious route, others are more forthright in claiming that Supt. Mary Jo Santoro’s claims of “gender harrassment” are not genuine.
I, by training, am very ‘process oriented.’ Thus, I tend to favor Nutter’s suggested approach. However, I have noted that Santoro’s claim, gives her a legal action timeline that directly overlays on top of the period in which her potential new contract negotiations would play out. However, if I was to just play along with the more blunt voices out there in the bubble, I would point this out.
Santoro ‘tried to walk the tightrope’ on GL Tech probe disclosure
1/21/12 - Evan Lips,
“I tried to walk the tightrope regarding the right to privacy and the people’s need to know,” Santoro said in an interview at the school Wednesday. “I probably would have encouraged individuals on the School Committee to more aggressively speak to the chairman (Mike Lenzi).”
Santoro said she was advised by legal counsel to only disclose the information to Lenzi.
Not once did Santoro refer to the employee by name, citing laws governing personnel records. She acknowledged that the circumstances made it appear to the public that the school was purposely hiding the employee’s identity, but added that she would treat “any other employee in this building with the same respect.”
“The people who spent the last six months getting a name published may very possibly have ruined her life,” Santoro said. “Whoever you got that name from, I hope that person doesn’t have to deal with a liability problem.”
Tech official seeks clarity to cash query
1/12/12 - Lyle Moran
Greater Lowell Technical High School Committee member Erik Gitschier has filed a motion asking Superintendent of Schools Mary Jo Santoro to report to the committee about any missing funds in the current fiscal and previous fiscal years.
Gitschier said he has had three people ask him about missing funds at the school, but has not received a clear response from the school’s administration when he has asked about missing money.
“I sent an email to Mary Jo Santoro and did not get a response,” said Gitschier, a newly-elected committee member. “I figured I would put this issue on as a motion.
“I want a clear record to show if there is missing money or not. I expect a report back.”
The MJHGTG Series:
11/18/12) Mary Jo Has Got To Go! - Cassin’s Kingdom
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